Status Update, Coming Attractions, Secret Identities

Let’s just get this out of the way. I don’t think Stacey Wallace Benefiel (authoress of Glimpse, Glimmer, Day of Sacrifice) ever initiates a conversation two times in a row using the same messenger. One day it’s email, then Goodreads PM, then Facebook message, then a DM on Twitter… Is Stacey a secret agent, trying to cover her tracks? Are there coded messages I’m too blonde to see? While posing as a home-renovating mother-of-two, is she really about to drop from a helicopter onto a moving train and wondering why I haven’t rushed her plea for extraction to the agent they have planted at the local Waffle House?

These are things I ponder.

Hush Money hit a new milestone yesterday: 2000 sales. The end of October/beginning of November was freaking awesome on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

This will probably not be the last time that I mention that there’s nothing like a shiny new paperback under the tree, should you wish to consider Joss and her friends to fulfill your gift-giving needs this holiday season.

Can you believe she’s starting up with that crap already, and it’s not even freakin’ Thanksgiving yet? Damn. I know!

Ok, what else. Oooh! Right. So Quantum! Who’s a fan of the Portal Chronicles, raise your hand? (If your hand is not raised, it’s because you haven’t read yet, so go, buy Portal, start getting caught up now, ’cause…) The third book, Quantum, releases on Tuesday, November 16th. The main character, Arizona, is due to drop by here and drop off some kind of message for you on Tuesday. So make sure you’ve done the homework.

Also of possible interest, she said innocently, the cover of Heroes ‘Til Curfew, the follow-up to Hush Money, will be revealed on Wednesday, Nov. 17th. It was not at all what I expected, and really took my breath away when I saw the initial concept. Robin is awesomesauce, and I hope you’ll all like it as much as I do.

Yes, the new book is coming along better, thank you for asking. Yesterday I finally pushed through a scene that was giving me all kinds of problems. When I was finished, I just wanted to sit and write more. Dammit. Self-washing dishes, where are you?? As I was driving to Girl Scouts, I was totally seeing the inside of the record store instead of the road, Joss was yelling, stuff was flying–it was all pretty distracting. Now imagine me, having this realization: Wow, I could totally have a really bad wreck right now! and grinning from ear to ear because I’m finally getting somewhere.

Watch out you Nano peeps. Don’t count me out yet!

Did you guys know I have another identity? No, I don’t use a pen name. In the dark and dangerous manuscript critiquing underworld, I am known, by those who can find me, as Pink Hammer. My supercharged weapon of choice? The Pink Hammer of Doom, of course. Now this is all totally wrecked by Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, because now even I am asking myself if the hammer is really my penis, and it pretty much makes me the laughingstock of the underworld. Thank you very much. Nevertheless, I persevere, and will be taking out these frustrations on Devil’s Eye by Kait Nolan. So if Kait seems a little jumpy this week, if you see her stocking up on adult diapers because she’s pissing herself in fear, be kind.

Haha, no, really. It’s not like that.

Is it?

Ok, I think I’ve babbled at you guys long enough for one morning. Anyone have news? I haven’t been getting out much; feel free to tell me what’s up.


Filed under books, characters, Guests, Heroes 'Til Curfew, Hush Money, Kettle chat, me me me, NaNoWriMo, progress update, PubIt, romance, self-publishing, Talent Chronicles, writing

14 responses to “Status Update, Coming Attractions, Secret Identities

  1. Kait Nolan

    Now come on. I have never needed adult diapers. A garbage can to puke in maybe, but I have never wet myself over one of your critiques.

    HTC’s cover is, indeed, made of awesomesauce. I have SEEN IT! (aren’t you jealous peeps?)

  2. Tune in next tomorrow: Same bat time, same bat…oh wait. That’s something different.

    I haven’t even finished Hush Money, and I’m already looking forward to the next in the series. I had to force myself to get some sleep last night. Tonight it’ll be my reward for finishing my NaNoWriMo word count goal.

    • I enjoyed your progress updates when I got up this morning, thank you. Hope you like the rest of it.

      Kait and I were just talking about the Batman show yesterday when I wanted to watch it for BAM POW ZAP! fight scene inspiration.

  3. Stacey Wallace Benefiel

    I wish I was a super spy! I’m just a little flighty and disorganized, is all. I write ya where I’m at at that particular moment.:) You have spreadsheets, I have an old notebook left over from culinary school that I write stats down in every other month.
    Yay! for 2,000 and new book covahs! Can’t wait to see it!
    And also…damn you for mentioning the Waffle House, the closest one is 2,000 miles away.

    • In my head right now? The Sup-er Spy!!!! music from the Backyardigans.

      You’re way too interesting to be “just” anything. But that’s ok, you go with that and maintain your cover.

      Waffle Houses are abundant in this region. A new one just opened up 5 miles from me. There’s nothing to speak of within 5 miles of me, so that’s my version of around the corner or down the road. But I haven’t been to one in years. I went there when Briar was a baby. No changing table. Probably just a fluke, but Not Cool. I’m still not over that trauma. I know, moms today are so spoiled, right?

  4. Pink hammer? Hahahahahaha.

    Oh, no, you’re going to catch up to me on word count! 🙂 I got behind last night. I just didn’t want to write. I made myself do about 2/3 what I should have. And to top it off, my husband called me this morning and said the screen of my laptop was black! Not good. I may not be finishing NaNo….

  5. @Lauralynn

    I’ll never forget the day we had problems with our printer and had to call the IT guys to help us fix it. It’s amazing how simply plugging in a device makes all the difference.

  6. Andrew Mocete

    More babbling posts pleeze!

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